Kowalko: Is Delaware committing genocide against the middle class?

Delaware State News | Commentary | by Rep. John Kowalko

If you’re still upset about Hillary Clinton’s $600,000 price tag for delivering inspiring speeches to Corporate American entities, then consider the following in the matter of Delaware taxpayer giveaways and job creation:

By my calculations, JP Morgan can afford 16.6 Hillary speeches paid by Delaware taxpayer money alone. DuPont/Dow can buy about 20 H.C. inspirational talks. Sallie Mae can afford about six sessions. The list goes on and on.

So if you’re looking for job and business creation from the Chamber of Commerce’s corporate extortion/welfare extraction of taxpayer money (eagerly and equally supported by Republican and Democrat politicians alike) look no further than the opportunity for a newly created Clinton venture.

Godalmighty, can you imagine all the hall rental, catering and logistics support jobs that will be created if those motivational/inane speeches are scheduled for Delaware? Maybe that’s the criteria that the governor can insist that his newly created (albeit extremely secretive) public/private job development include as a prerequisite for filling those greedy little corporate mitts with your money. Happy days are here again.

Step right up to the (“money buffet”) trough chamber and friends. Your wait staff for the evening will be a bi-partisan group of dedicated (to their reelection?) legislators and your meal will be creatively crafted by the improved and freshly funded son of DEDO.

Sponsors of the event include the 5,000 seniors and poor who have gladly donated their pharmaceutical assistance money to help fund the activities, the local public school districts, teachers and students who are contributing an additional $36 million of their expected revenue this year and those poor wretches on General Assistance (cash money) who have historically received nearly $3 per day until that item was removed from the budget.

We could go on and on here crediting the 300,000 Delmarva ratepayers who are generous enough to pay $15 million per year to subsidize private businesses such as Bloom.

Next year those ratepayers may take heart in the fact that they will be able to each contribute an additional $120 per year when DP&L (re-birthed as EXELON) receive its recently applied for gas and electric infrastructure increases.

No need to conclude with the standard politically ingratiating “God Bless America.” He apparently already has blessed (Corporate) America and that blessing should trickle down any time now.

Editor’s Note: State Rep. John Kowalko is a Democrat representing the Newark area.

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